The 3-cart system used to serve residents of Carson helps maintain a neat appearance and tidy neighborhoods on collection day.

What Goes into your Cart?

Cart Service Reminders

1. Place all waste in the appropriate container and close the lid.
2. All trash, recyclables, and green waste out side the cart will not be collected.
3. Roll carts into the street and place them against the curb, handles facing your home. Place carts at least two feet apart from other carts and objects.
4. Place carts against curb prior to 7AM on your scheduled day of service. Carts must be removed from curb by 8PM that day.

Waste Management observes six (6) holidays that may affect trash and recycling services.

• New Year’s Day
• Labor Day
• Memorial Day
• Thanksgiving Day
• Independence Day
• Christmas Day

If the holiday falls on a weekday, services will be delayed by one day for that week only. Your regular schedule will resume the following week. For example: If the holiday falls on Thursday then Thursday services will be provided on Friday and Friday services on Saturday, etc.


Solid waste & recycling services are added to your annual county tax roll.

Maximun Weight Limits
96 gallon carts: 250 lbs.
45 gallon carts: 165 lbs
64 gallon carts: 220 lbs.
32 gallon carts: 110 lbs

To avoid having an overweight cart, or causing possible damage to the cart or truck, do not place rocks, concrete, bricks or dirt in carts. Please do not overfill or tightly pack waste into the cart. All trash inside must fall out when the cart is emptied.

If the cart is overweight, the driver will attempt service and notify the resident by leaving an Important Notice tag attached to the cart. However, if we are unable to empty the cart, the cart will be tagged and marked as “overweight.” It will then be the responsibility of the resident to lighten the contents for the following week’s service.

Residents Responsible for Carts

Each resident is responsible for the cleansing and security of the trash and recycling carts. If carts are damaged or destroyed, please contact Customer Service at 310) 677-6500 to place an order for replacement.

Christmas Tree Recycling

Waste management offers free collection and recycling of real Christmas trees. Up to 14 days after Christmas, your may leave your tree on the curb on your scheduled collection day along with your carts. These trees will be recycled, so please REMOVE all tinsel, garland, ornaments, lights, and stands. Trees must be no longer than 6 feet in length.

Bulky Goods Collection

Residential customers may request two (2) free bulky item pick-ups each calendar year at no additional cost. Advance notice is required. To schedule a free bulky pick-up, please contact Waste Management at (800)774-0222 at least 48 hours in advance of your regular service day.

There will be a charge for additional items. Bulky items include: couches, washers, dryers, refrigerators, water-heaters, lawn furniture, TV’s, computer monitors, etc.

Bulky wastes do not include large items such as car bodies, C&D Waste in amounts greater than approximately one (1) cubic yard, Jacuzzi tubs or spas, Universal Waste, or any other items that cannot be handled by two persons. In addition, bulky wastes do not include tires.

Used Oil Collection

In the City of Carson it is easy to recycle your used motor oil and filters. Just bring your used motor oil and filters to any of the following centers for recycling:

Auto Zone: 444 Carson St. phone: 310-952-9609
Kragen Auto Parts: 21819 Avalon Blvd phone: 310-549-2936 – Accepts Oil Filters
Superior Nissan: 1505 E. 223rd St. phone: 310-835-1178 -Accepts Oil Filters
Pep Boys: 810 E. Dominguez St. phone: 310-532-2050 – Accepts Oil Filters
Firestone Store: 20707 S. Avalon Blvd phone: 310-324-1708 >

Senior Discounts

Seniors age 62 or older are eligible for a 50% senior citizen discount. Call WM customer service at (310) 605-6000 for information on how to apply.